On Monday, Donald Trump answered questions from a roomful of US veterans at the Retired American Warriors PAC event. It wasn’t long before the mainstream media was in an uproar over one specific comment made by Trump. As usual, they snipped it and clipped it until it portrayed “The Donald” as anti-American.
Marine Staff Sergeant Chad Robichaux stood to ask Trump a question concerning a “holistic” approach to solve the many problems and ailments that veterans across the country face on a daily basis. The media completely ignored the question that framed the context of Trump’s answer.
The question that Marine Staff Sgt Robichaux asked, “Will you support and fund a more holistic approach to solve problems of veterans suicide, PTSD, TBI and other related military mental and behavioral health issues and will you restore the historic role of our chaplains and the importance of spiritual fitness?”
While Trump’s response was not an attack of the physical fortitude of any person, much less an American soldier. However, many liberal media organizations would have you believe different.
Donald Trump suggested to a room full of veterans that soldiers suffering from PTSD are not “strong” and “can’t handle it.” pic.twitter.com/RPVu28Ma2U
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) October 3, 2016
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) October 3, 2016
— POLITICO (@politico) October 3, 2016
All of the media organizations seem to be reading the same script. Their unison attacks against Trump are coordinated to slander him in whichever way possible, but they are stretching this time. Trump’s quote when read in its entirety isn’t even that bad.
Trump replied to Marine Staff Sgt Robichaux, “When you talk about the mental health problems, when people come back from war and combat and they see things a lot of people in this room have seen a lot of times over and you’re strong and you can handle it, but a lot of people can’t handle it and they see horror stories, they see events you couldn’t see in a movie, nobody would believe it.”
I don’t see a problem with Trump’s answer. After the stories broke claiming that Trump thinks veterans with PTSD just “aren’t strong enough,” Marine Staff Sgt Robichaux set the record straight as show in a tweet by Jennifer Jacobs.
The liberal media is running scared and grasping for straws in every way possible, but the knowledgeable American public is not buying it any longer. We know that they cannot be trusted to tell us the unbiased truth. We know that they twist the story to suit the liberal and political agendas of their producers.
H/T [Young Conservatives]